RESNET is pleased to announce that each active Certified Rating Field Inspector and HERS® Modeler will be issued a secure and verifiable digital badge for social networks, resumes, email signatures, and websites. The RESNET Certified Rating Field Inspector and HERS® Modeler digital badges are made available through a partnership with BadgeCert Inc., a leader in digital credentialing and professional recognition. These badges join the current digital badges available for RESNET Certified HERS® Raters and RESNET Quality Assurance Designees. In addition, RESNET has released a new infographic to detail what to expect upon receiving a digital badge notification via email and how to use the badges to promote your certifications. In today’s digital world, professionals want the option to share their credentials online. Digital badges are used in professional and social networking environments to recognize achievements and establish credibility in real-time with a single click. BadgeCert digital badges are third-party verifiable icons that are packed with information or “metadata” about the issuing organization, as well as when and how the credential was earned and when it will expire. They can represent accomplishments such as knowledge competency, attendance, participation, or the completion of a professional credential. “We are pleased to continue to offer recognition via digital badge services through our partnership with BadgeCert,” says Steve Baden, RESNET Executive Director. “Digital badges have gained significant traction in the credentialing industry and this partnership provides RESNET Quality Assurance Designee significant value as they can now digitally store and share their verified credentials across the web.” Note: The badge is not an award of certification, but instead just a digital representation of certification status in the RESNET registry. RESNET HERS® professionals may receive reminder emails prior to certification expiration. We recommend checking with your Rating Provider to ensure your certification date will be updated. Changes to your name, email, rating company, or rating provider should be made in the RESNET registry first, then your badge can be subsequently updated. For more information, click here.